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Tile Repair

We Fix Loose And Broken Tiles!

Loose floor tiles can quickly become a tripping hazard in high traffic areas. The will often times crack and will need to be replaced. This can be a problem if you don’t have any extra tiles – which is usually the case.

It is important to have these tiles repaired before this occurs. Many times we can repair these issues without even removing the tiles. Our injection system allows an adhesive to flow under the tile to re-bond it to the floor. We prefer this to removing the tile or tiles whenever possible. When removing tiles there always a chance of breaking one. we do however have a great success rate of removing tiles without breaking them – this comes form years of practice!

With our injection system we can actually leave the grout in place so the color will be the same. If we have to remove the grout to do the repair – we can color seal the entire floor to a uniform color.

What Causes Tiles To Become Loose?

Unfortunately – improper installation of the tiles initially is the cause we see in most cases. Improper sub-floor – not enough adhesive and just all around poor workmanship. The most common cause seems to be tiles installed over plywood. I have seen this an many “spec homes” as well as large developments where budget was more of an issue than quality. It seems like many of the bigger builders that were around during the housing boom did not even bother to hire tile contractors to install there tiles but rather used other trades – big mistake. many times we have been called in to fix loose or broken tiles in a development only to fond that most of the houses have the same issue.

Loose Shower Tiles

Loose shower tiles often have the same causes as loose floor tiles – improper installation. Usually we find this issue where the tiles have been installed over sheetrock instead of the proper backer material. The other main cause if loose and missing grout. You can read more at our re-grouting page. Water that gets behind wall tiles will very quickly cause the tiles to come loose – causing major mold issues in many cases. These issues should be addressed quickly to prevent further damage.

In many cases we can fix the loose tiles as well as the causes. There are times when the only answer is to rip out and repair the cause – as in installing a proper sub-floor.

Call us today and we will come out and take a look and give you a cost effective solution to your tile repair needs!

 

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